Young Dutch Carpers get off to a cracking start

46lb 2oz Mirror from peg 13

Two young Dutch carpers braved the icy nights and frosty mornings to get off to a cracking start at the Croix Blanche Lakes complex.
Early March is often an uncertain time fishing wise as we are only just breaking into Spring. But Joey Boots & Nick Lemmen made the most of a quiet period at the venue to tempt some nice fish.

The duo set up on peg 6 in front of the mobile home, which they had decided to rent out to improve the comfort factor for the week, and managed a couple of smaller fish 14lb & 18lb in the early part of the week, despite night time temperatures that went down to -3 and heavy frosts that left the whole lake blanketed in white at dawn.

The weather picked up mid week after a short bout of rain and the temperatures remained positive round the clock. Fish began to show so they immediately placed lines on these areas. Their change of tactics was rewarded initially by a nice mirror just under 30lb at 29lb 7oz.

A lovely 35lb 2oz mirror

After a spot of piking, where he saw a number of large fish active, joey returned to his mates peg to collect his carp tackle and move to the Tortue lake and set up in peg 13. This proved to be a wise move as the first afternoon he banked a superb 35lb 2oz Mirror.

Just shy of 30lb at 29lb 7oz

The next day set up in the same swim abd landed the prettily scaled mirror in the first picture which smashed his PB with at a hefty  46lb 2oz.

The successful tactics for Nick were Proline Fishy Curry snowman rigged  boilies over halibut pellet feed. Joey on the other hand used Herman Comen Tutti fruitti pop ups also fished snowman style over a mix of crushed pellet, broken boilies, maize and maggots.

These guys certainly had their risk of an early season session pay off.

39lb 6oz Mirror

2 Responses to Young Dutch Carpers get off to a cracking start

  1. Joey Boots says:

    Dear Gareth

    Like the message in the guestbook! We have had a great week thanks for the warm welcome and for taking good care ..

    Greetings Joey and Nick

  2. croixblanche says:

    Hi Joey & Nick,
    Good to meet you, andI’m really pleased you managed a few nice fish on a week where conditions weren’t really in your favour. A PB as well so it can’t be bad. Hope to see you again.

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